Saturday, 21 April 2012

Week 151 - Sketch

Good Morning to Everyone,

Well!  if the farmers tell me that they need MORE rain!!!!!! ................  I am not sure if you have been the same this week but we have had all of March and Aprils rain fall in one week!!!  Apart from that it has been a good week in the land of Let's Create - a bit strange in the fact that our Daughter Kate has been on holiday in Spain which is her first foreign holiday away without us!!!!!  Of course she has been in heaven I am sure soaking up the sun and trying out a different cocktail each evening - which I have been sent pictures of each time - most of them have looked like a nuclear explosion! Not many e numbers in those ......................  I think so!!!!!  Of course I haven't had full details of all the activities over the week but I did bump into a friend who is on facebook with Kate and she did say that going back the hotel at 6 am was cool Mrs Channon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  At that point I just stopped listening and carried on with my daily goings on!!!  LOL  She is back home today - I do hope that she wraps up warm as it is horrible - she has been warned!!!

Apart from all of the above I have been kept busy by Joanna this week with 2 shows at C & C and another at 5pm this afternoon - hence fast typing as I have still to pack everything!  I have had an abundance of fabulous product to demo with (its a hard job but someone has to do it!) including the ever popular Jayne Shasky but especially the brand new Mandala stamp range - wow were these fabulous to work with and they were very popular on the show - thankyou to everyone that emailed in, the cup was overflowing with lovely comments.  I haven't taken pics of the samples but have asked Mark to do some for me so I can post these tomorrow along with the demo cards I am taking in this pm which are another set of new stamps entitled Cameo - another gorgeous set that shouts out to be stamped onto parchment.  Hope that you like these - I am sure that you will let me know.
Well back to this morning I have my Allsorts DT card for this week which is inspired by a great sketch from our lovely Emma - pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to have a look at the sketch.

(the flash has made it a bit sparkley) I have used the Embellishing Flourishes from the Eco Green Crafts selection. I have stamped them in Creative Expressions Black Sparkle embossing powder which have been done on a piece of mount board that has been crackled and distressed and edged with the same embossing powder.  The flower has been made from 8 layers of a scalloped edged Spellbinder fastened together with a brad and then spraying each layer and pleating and scrunching up into a tight bud.  When all the layers have been scrunched up carefully (as they will be damp and fragile) open up the flower and then dry - this will made the flower quite sturdy.  You can distress the edges and add glitter glue if you wish.    The paper for the background is the new Bo Bunny Vintage Double Dot coillection and I have finished it off with a piece of egg shell ribbon that I have coloured using Distress stains (really loving these at the moment they are so useful) and a crystal pin.

I love working with a sketch especially if you have got a creative blank (often happens!!! - age related I have been told - funny ........not!!)

I hope that you like my take on the sketch, pop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog and have a go there are some gorgeous vintage ribbons up for grabs from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and some even more great cards from the Team.

If you have a few moments to spare today at 12 pm Joanna will be launching her brand new totally stunning CD Rom called If Flowers Could Talk on C & C today and I am on at 5pm for an hour using anything that she has left for me!

Must get on with the packing or I wont be going anywhere!!!!!
Enjoy a lovely weekend and please pop by tomorrow I will be posting those samples to show you from the shows this week.

Thankyou as ever for popping by and thankyou also for all the wonderful comments on last weeks post.
Bye for now
keep warm
Jo xxxx


  1. Morning Jo

    It's always a bit nerve racking when they have their first holiday away from the family,but if she is anything like my lot having a whale of a time.

    Caught a little of your show Thursday and as always you looked totally at home and a real natural, you are Nigel seem a perfect duo.

    Nearly forgot your card, loving the colours and that flower is fab. I am at in the middle of a nice inky session and making flowers spritzing with GM as a change from water, oh what a lovely mess.

    have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Hi Jo what a gorgeous card love the fold over and that flower is fab .
    I'm sorry I have been poorly and unable to comment but am back now ,you have been creating some lovely cards whilst I have been away,Hugs Elaine

  3. What a stunning card Jo, well done, loads of inspiration for your followers yet again.
    I expect you will be relieved to see Kate back home,I am sure she was fine and will have enjoyed the break away "first time without Mum and Dad " doesn't seem five minutes since she was a toddler,
    Jean x

  4. Hi jo brill card love the colours they work very well togther,Hope Kate has had a great time x Denise

  5. Wow love this card, colours great and super flower Jo. Ummmm loving that stamp, (oh me a swirls just love each other)might have to add that one to my list.
    I did manage to get to the TV for 5pm but couldn't find you so missed out again :(
    Great to hear Kate has gone away and I'm sure very much enjoying herself. We have to close our eyes and ears at somethings and just smile. :)
    Fi x

  6. Another fantastic creation JO. Love the colours and great job with the sketch. Bet Kate had a fab time on her hols. Back to our lovely weather now though hey!! Boxes are growing again and ready for the move on Tues. Hope everyone is keeping well at your end
    x catherine

  7. What a beautiful and elegant the beautiful colors and the flower is gorgeous!!! I love all the embossing, too!!!

  8. Another gorgeous creation Jo, great to see you back on C& always do such good shows and demos X Hope Kate has a good time, have a good Sunday, Carole Z X

  9. Hi Jo

    Loving the sparkle on your card the flower is just beautiful, thanks for doing such a great job with my sketch

    Em xxx

  10. Hi Jo
    Yet again another stunning beautiful creation. Love the flower, stamps, mountboard - everything.
    Glad Kate had a good holiday and the cocktails didnt get any worse.
    See you soon
    Maria xx

  11. Absolutely stunning Jo.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  12. Stunning card Jo.
    Love the crackled background and the fabulous sparkle embossing.
    Thanks for popping by my blog :o)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Debs xx